Life Amplified

Benches on the Avenue

Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue public art program has become one of the Village's most popular attractions, drawing thousands of residents and visitors annually to Downtown Tinley. The colorful benches feature the work of both amateur and professional artists and provide spots to rest and enjoy the fantastic creations while strolling through town.

Artwork is based on a different theme each year, and benches are on display from mid-May through October 9 in Downtown Tinley. Each bench is sponsored by a local business or individual, who takes possession of it after the program has ended. 

Congrats to this year's Benches on the Avenue winners!
The Village announced the winners of its annual Benches on the Avenue public art program during Saturday's Music in the Plaza concert. Winners included:
  • Best Portrayal of Theme: Nick and Jennifer Schulien (The Dog Walker's Day Off)
  • Most Creative: Cody Heiden and Juan Lopez (Welcome to Borneo)
  • Best 3D Bench: Tim O'Brien (Wednesday's Morning)
  • Best Use of Materials: Dante DiBartolo, Allen Jebens, Tom Liston, Bob Renaud, Terry Nugent and Neal Keselica (Coral Reef: Colorful Ocean Home)
  • Best Individual Artist: Nicole Simpson (I Like Birds)
  • Best Group/Family Project: Angela Simpson and Mike Schultz and family (It Came from the Sea)
  • Best New Artist: Tinley Park Public Library Teens (Woodland Reading Adventure)
  • Judges' Choice: Samantha Cook and Marty Rose (Savannah Cats)
Many thanks to this year's Benches on the Avenue judges, which included Mary Kay Campbell (Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce), Deacon Ed Pluchar (St. Julie's Church), Sherrie Ordaz (previous Benches artist), Carol Friel (Memorial School) and Lisa Molloy (Crisis Center for South Suburbia).

Benches Artist 2022

2022 Benches on the Avenue: Animal Adventure

Take an afternoon and visit the 2022 Benches on the Avenue, “Animal Adventure,” showcasing animals of every kind. Scan the QR code to hear from the artists or watch an interesting animal video. The benches will be on display until October 7. Visit the Tinley Park Life Amplified YouTube page to see profiles of many of this year's artists!

Take an 'Animal Adventure' with this year's Benches on the Avenue!

2022 Benches on the Avenue brochure

Library creates Bench-inspired display
Tinley Park Public Library recently set up a display about animals inspired by its submission in this year's Benches on the Avenue program. The display includes books about the animals that are featured on the bench, called "Woodland Reading Adventure" and located just south of Subway on Oak Park Avenue. Check out the display and all of this year's awesome Benches on the Avenue!

Library Benches Program


Brochures from from each year of the "Benches on the Avenue" program include: